11/27/2008 07:26:00 PM Amazing email from my buddy Eli:
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11/26/2008 05:08:00 PM Keeper of the Palaestra, 2008
I am working on a collaborative installation with Dylan Reece for an exhibition in Dallas, TX called Vicious Pink. It opens this Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Central Trak, opening reception from 6-8pm, and will be on view through January 20, 2009.
Curated by Mary Benedicto, this exhibition pushes pink from the subversive to the hyperreal. Artists enlist pink materials to the hilt while straddling the line between high art and camp. Vicious Pink hopes to assert that high art and camp can co-exist. The show offers thoughtful commentary on the use of pink through symbolic references, material and design.
Following the exhibition opening, I will be doing a short artist residency, ending with an artist talk at Central Trak on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 7pm. I will be doing another artist talk in Houston, TX on December 6, 2008 at 2pm as part of FotoFest's VIEWFINDER exhibition.
In response to Chewy Vuiton, my buddy Jesse told me about these bags he's making:
PLEASE!!! Bitches to bitches. Send contact info for custom personalized bags. I will need the following details from customers ... SEX M or F - M/F, geared orientation M or F - M/F, Two favorite designers, Drag queen or not... desired donation. Jessesandvik@gmail.com 607-339-9292
11/22/2008 01:21:00 AM
An afternoon of performance This Sunday, Nov 23, 2008 in Brooklyn, NY:
"At Five Myles Gallery in Brooklyn, artist Matt Freedman has curated There's No Place Like Utopia, an exhibition which "celebrates the elusive and uncanny appeal of the perfect world in our collective imaginations."
One of the artists in the show, Adam Simon, has outsourced a corner of the gallery, and over the course of 4 weekends a 4 x 4 foot space will become a site for other artists to contribute their own content."
I contributed a short recurring remote performance that will be happening throughout the afternoon, check it out.
Mad props to my buddy Sean from the Seattle-based synth pop project The Fascination Movement, who are about to release their debut EP, 0.5. The EP is set for a December 1, 2008 release via Aube Records and Clone Distribution. Super highly recommended.
Aube sez "If you secretly believe that all of the best dance music has an undercurrent of melancholy then you are in for a treat."
I'm really excited about this release cuz it shows a wonderful appreciation of italo, new wave, and synth pop of the late 70s and mid 80s, but set in a modern aesthetic. While I appreciate the recent movement of bands emulating the production of this era of italo and electro (I am completely guilty of this, ha), I love it even more when artists like the Fascination Movement take those sensibilities to a new level. It's not about cool beats with cool samples. Tons of attention to detail here; the melodies are super solid and work fluidly with the rhythms. The production of the EP is super crisp and punchy, with ultra warm synths that will melt even the strongest of metals upon contact.
Sean is an amazing producer of sonic and visual treats, including a recent brilliant remix of Starcluster's "Smoke and Mirrors" (featuring Marc Almond from Soft Cell), which can be heard of the the FM myspace. He also designed the FM EP cover above and runs the amazing music blog The Red Room. He's obviously done his research, now you do yourz.
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AMODA's first Screening Series event will feature Cartune Xprez, a traveling roadshow of animated videos and multimedia performances. Assembled by the duo Hooliganship, this 70-minute program of short videos features the artists Bruce Bickford,Eric Dyer,Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata,Paper Rad, and many more. Alongside this cartoon theater, Hooliganship will be performing their most recent piece entitled "Realer" in which audiences strap on a pair of 3D glasses to bear witness to a televised parade gone awry. The program will provide a rare opportunity to see videos by emerging visionaries as well as internationally known artists. Collectively, their resume includes collaborations with Frank Zappa and major exhibitions at the Whitney Biennial, the MOMA in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, and many other institutions around the world.
After Party Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th St, Austin, TX) 10pm - 2pm $4 general admission (Free with ticket from screening)
FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography (HCP) join together in a first-ever exhibition collaboration to commission and present a new show of emerging Texas photographic artists. The organizations have commissioned Arturo Palacios (Director, Art Palace, Austin) and Risa Puleo (Assistant Curator of American and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin) to co-curate the exhibit, the third the Talent in Texas series. The exhibit is presented in both spaces – FotoFest Headquarters Downtown and Houston Center for Photography in the Museum District.
11/05/2008 12:46:00 AM I recently completed a new work entitled Third Life, currently on view at the CRL in Austin, TX till Nov. 8.
Third Life consists of a giant geometric rendering of Michelangelo's popular image of the hand of God and Adam from the Sistine Chapel, separated by a pairing of two optical illusions, the Penrose Triangle and the Necker cube. The painting is glowing brightly, lit by black lights from above.
God created Man, Man created The Internet, The Internet created _______.